Current Residents

 

 

Excellence and leadership describe our graduates. As judged by performance in the American Board of Dermatology In-Training Examination, our residents consistently rank among the top of their peer groups. Graduates who have chosen to train in fellowship programs have been able to do so. A survey of careers of graduates documented 80 percent to be on the faculty of, or directly affiliated with, academic institutions. Several graduates have their own practices or have been recruited by highly reputable dermatological and multispecialty group practices.

Class of 2022

Paul Curtiss, M.D.
Paul Curtiss, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Case Western Reserve University
Medical School: New York University
Internship: The Mount Sinai Hospital
Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
Dermatology Interests: Autoimmune and connective tissue disease, Raynaud's phenomenon, disorders of the hair and scalp, neutrophillic dermatoses, medical dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Running, art museums and galleries, movies

 
Cristian Gonzalez, M.D.
Cristian Gonzalez, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of South Carolina
Medical School: University of Utah
Internship: University of Utah
Hometown: Providence, RI
Dermatology Interests: Skin of color, tattoos, pigmentation disorders, photobiology, skin cancer, lasers

 
Jorge Hinojosa, M.D.
Jorge Hinojosa, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth
Hometown: Pharr, TX
Dermatology Interests: Vitiligo, medical dermatology, skin of color, care for the underserved, procedural dermatology, hair loss
Other Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, exercise, dancing, fishing, traveling, baseball

 
Elaine Kunzler, M.D.
Elaine Kunzler, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Youngstown State University
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Internship: Summa Health System, Akron, OH
Hometown: Akron, OH
Dermatology Interests: Connective tissue diseases, dermatopathology, pediatric dermatology, minority health
Other Interests/Hobbies: Salsa/bachata dancing, open water swimming, national parks, talking about Ohio

 
Jacqueline McKesey, M.D.
Jacqueline McKesey, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Los Angeles
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Internship: University of California San Diego
Hometown: Springfield, VA

 
Parth Patel, M.D.
Parth Patel, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Internship: Baylor University Medical Center
Hometown: Elk Grove Village, IL
Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, procedural dermatology, skin cancer, underserved care, advocacy from policy standpoint
Other Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, scuba diving/water activities, outdoor activities, fitness, spending time with my wife and family

  
Ravi R. Patel, M.D.
Ravi R. Patel, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Georgia
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Internship: Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenceville, GA
Hometown: Rome, GA
Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, precision dermatology, cutaneous oncology, bench and translational research, clinical trials, medical education, dermatology media, political advocacy and public health
Other Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, music, dance, working out, sports, philanthropy, and travel

 
Audrey Rutherford, M.D.
Audrey Rutherford, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: Presbyterian / St. Luke's
Hometown: Aledo, TX
Dermatology Interests: Gynecologic and vulvar dermatology, patient advocacy, patient education, medical dermatology, procedural dermatology, underserved communities, medical education
Other Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, yoga, spending time with friends and family, travel, my dog Lucy, podcast fanatic, mountains, painting

 
Paras Vakharia, M.D., Pharm.D.
Paras Vakharia, M.D., Pharm.D.

Undergraduate School:  St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Pharmacy School: St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont
Internship: MacNeal-Loyola Hospital
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Dermatology Interests: Acquired blistering diseases, clinical trials, drug repurposing, procedural dermatology, rheumatologic dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Eating Taco Bell, fitness, hockey, dancing at weddings, learning new languages, anything Christmas

 
Michelle Yang, M.D.
Michelle Yang, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Hometown: Xi'an, China
Dermatology Interests: Skin of color, laser, dermatopathology, cutaneous oncology, medical dermatology, procedural dermatology, teledermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with my kid, cooking, traveling, ancient Chinese history, archaeology, traditional Chinese music instruments, mahjong

 

Class of 2023

Emma Fixsen, M.D.
Emma Fixsen, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 
Medical School: Duke University
Internship: University of Hawai’i 
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Dermatology Interests: Global health, infectious diseases, CTCL, medical education 
Other Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, swimming, crossword puzzles, long-distance running, naps, used bookstores, minimalist backpacking, convincing other people to cook for me

 
Andrew Park, M.D.
Andrew Park, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of California-Berkeley 
Business School: Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Medical School: Dartmouth
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA 
Dermatology Interests: Complex medical dermatology, procedural dermatology, augmented intelligence and technology, healthcare systems, global health
Other Interests/Hobbies: Snowboarding, graphic design, traveling, cooking, craft beer

 
Swapneel Patel, M.D.
Swapneel Patel, M.D., Ph.D.

Undergraduate School: California State University, Los Angeles
Graduate School: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis
Internship: Barnes Jewish Hospital
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Dermatology Interests: Bench research, care for underserved populations, medical dermatology, dermatopathology, and immunotherapy
Other Interests/Hobbies: Brunch, cooking, dancing, sports, walks, ukulele, and travel

 
Charles Puza, M.D.
Charles Puza, M.D.

Undergraduate School:Harvard University
Medical School: Duke University 
Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Hometown: Scranton, PA 
Dermatology Interests: Procedural dermatology, skin cancer, hair, cosmetics 
Other Interests/Hobbies: Yoga, Swimming, Hiking, Travel, Ethiopian Food, Tiktok

 
Kishan Shah, M.D.
Kishan Shah, M.D.

Undergraduate School:Duke University
Medical School: Indiana University
Internship: Indiana University
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Dermatology Interests: Procedural Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Cutaneous Lymphoma
Other Interests/Hobbies: Workout classes, traveling, brunch, hanging out with my coresidents, sports

 
Kevin Shi, M.D.
Kevin Shi, M.D., Ph.D.

Undergraduate School: Duke University
Graduate School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center 
Internship: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Dermatology Interests: Complex medical dermatology, dermatopathology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Soccer, rock climbing, traveling, food and wine

 
Lindsey West, M.D.
Lindsey West, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Duke University
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, dermatopathology, patient education and shared decision making, cost effective medicine 
Other Interests/Hobbies: Coffee, chess, skiing, tennis, travel, spending time with friends and family

 

Class of 2024

Duaa AbdelHameid, M.D.

Undergraduate School: American University
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University SOM
Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Dermatology Interests: Med-derm/complex medical dermatology, inpatient dermatology, skin of color, racial health disparities
Other Interests/Hobbies: Reading, coffee/trying new Nespresso flavors, collecting/burning/making candles, baking, Bollywood movies/Egyptian TV shows, traveling, shopping (for everything)

 
Aya Alame, M.D.
Aya Alame, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Harvard College
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, general dermatology, care for underserved populations
Other Interests/Hobbies: Hanging out with my co-residents, workout classes, and trying new coffee shops around Dallas!

 
Bahir
Bahir Chamseddin, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Texas A&M University
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Hometown: Plano, Texas
Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, dermatopathology, procedural dermatology, and clinical trials
Other Interests/Hobbies: Basketball, Soccer, Video-games, friends & family

 
Whitney Gao, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Harvard College
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Hometown: Little Rock, AR
Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, inpatient dermatology, medical education, skin microbiome, underserved communities
Other Interests/Hobbies: Eating food, taking pictures of food, sometimes Pilates, trying not to kill my plants

 
Jason Klein, M.D., Ph.D.

Undergraduate School: Duke University
Graduate School: University of Washington
Medical School: University of Washington
Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, genetics, procedural dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Triathlons, Baking, Hiking

 
Momina
Momina Mazhar, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Maryland
Medical School: George Washington University 
Internship: MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Hometown: Frederick, MD
Dermatology Interests: Procedural dermatology, pigmentary disorders, skin cancer, cosmetics/lasers
Other Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with my son, audiobooks/podcasts, true crime documentaries, interior decorating, online shopping

 
Meredith Rogers, M.D., Ph.D.
Meredith Rogers, M.D., Ph.D.

Undergraduate School: Tufts University
Graduate School: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Internship: University of Tennessee Nashville-St. Thomas Hospital
Hometown: Glendale, CA
Dermatology Interests: Complex medical dermatology, dermatopathology, cost effectiveness and healthcare disparities, inpatient dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Tea, baking bread, podcasts, craft beer, playing with our cats, staying active

 
Sophia
Sophia Zhang, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Internship: Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Dermatology Interests: Pigmented lesions, Skin cancer, Dermoscopy, Procedural Dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Playing tennis, traveling, trying new restaurants, audiobooks, spending time with my family